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NPS - Ghosts & Hauntings

[ gōst ]
  1. supposed spirit remaining after death: the supposed spirit of somebody who has died, believed to appear as a shadowy form or to cause sounds, the movement of objects, or a frightening atmosphere in a place
  2. trace: a faint, weak, or greatly reduced appearance, trace, or possibility of something
  3. secondary image: a faint duplicate image of something seen on a screen or photograph or through a telescope, and caused by the reception of a double signal or by a mechanical defect











Black Eyed Children of Cannock Chase U.K.

Colorado Ghosts:

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

Exclusive interview with award winning author Micheal Rivers

Ghosts & Hauntings, Introduction

Holy Cross Orphanage

Hotel Syracuse

Intelligent Hauntings

Lizzie Borden

Mysterious Phenomenon: Legend of the Eskers

Negative spirits versus demonic

Poltergeist Hauntings versus Demonic Hauntings


Positive and Negative entities

Resurrection Mary

Shadow People – A compilation of data

The Bell Witch

The Flying Dutchman

The Ghost of Chloe

The Ghost of Marie Laveau

The Haunted Kendrick House of Carthage Missouri

The Mystery of the Salish Sea Disembodied Feet

The Outer banks of North Carolina

The Perrons

Yorktown Memorial Hospital

Black Eyed Kids

The Greenbriar Ghost

Houska Castle, Czech Republic

Delphine LaLaurie




Haunting in Conneticut

Residual Haunting

The Bell Witch Haunting

The Smurl Family Haunting

Fort Mackinac

Rialto theatre ghost

Bloody Hill







Paranormal Encyclopedia: This is a great website for all things paranormal, and not just for learning more about ghosts and hauntings, but all things within the paranormal realm.

Types of Ghosts: Some people believe there are different types of ghosts.  Check out this website and see what YOU think.

The White Crow: With permission from Ty Phillips, here is a link to a page on his website, The White Crow, which gives some interesting insight to ghosts and hauntings.  It is definitely worth the time to read and see what you think after reading the articles, watching the videos and putting what you know and what you learn from it together.  Ty also provides pages on other topics and subjects related to the paranormal so spend some time reading, researching and learning from the information posted on his site.

Legends of America: Celebrity Ghosts: Just for fun…check out this link to Legends of America where they talk about Celebrity & Infamous Ghosts.  I think you will recognize a lot of these names and it makes you stop and think about ghosts and hauntings.

10 Little Known Mysterious Ghost Types: Another interesting website that talks about the 10 Little Known Mysterious Ghost Types.

Ghosts Around the Globe: Thailand’s Krasue by Cristy Gordon

Pearl Bryan 1874-1896

Lavinia Fisher 1793-1820



NPS - Books






Real Hauntings: True American Ghost Stories by Hans Holzer (Jan 1, 2002)

The Haunting of America: Ghosts & Legends of America’s Haunted Past (History & Hauntings) by Troy Taylor (Sep 1, 2001)

Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: Ghosts, Spirits, & Hauntings: Am I Being Haunted? (Exposed, Uncovered, and… by Michael Pye, Kirsten Dalley, Loyd Auerbach and Joshua P. Warren (Aug 15, 2011)
True Ghosts 2: More Haunting Tales from the Vaults of FATE Magazine by David Godwin (Sep 8, 2010)

Hollywood Ghosts: Haunting, Spine-Chilling Stories from America’s Film Capital (American Ghost Series)by Frank D. McSherry, Charles G. Waugh and Martin Harry Greenberg (Mar 1991)

Ghosts of the World: True Tales of Ghostly Hauntings by Susan Smitten (Apr 1, 2006)

Ghosts Among Us: True Stories of Spirit Encounters by Leslie Rule (Aug 1, 2004)

Haunted New Orleans: Ghosts & Hauntings of the Crescent City by Troy Taylor (Oct 2000)

The Little Book of True Ghost Stories by Echo Bodine (Aug 1, 2011)

The Ghost Next Door: True Stories of Paranormal Encounters from Everyday People by Mark Morris (Jan

Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side by James Van Praagh (Jun 16, 2009)

Dear Echo: Answers to Your Questions about Ghosts, Hauntings, and Things That Go Bump in the Nightby Echo Bodine (Oct 25, 2003)

Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters by Jeff Belanger (Jul 11, 2006)

The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, tools, and techniques for exploring the supernatural world byMelissa Martin Ellis (Aug 18, 2009)

Ghost Ships: True Stories of Nautical Nightmares, Hauntings, and Disasters by Richard Winer (Jul 1, 2000)

The Haunting of the Presidents: A Paranormal History of the U.S. Presidency by Martin, Joel and Birnes, William J. (Feb 4, 2003)

Haunting Experiences: Encounters with the Otherworldly by Michelle Belanger (Apr 8, 2009)

The Ghost Hunter’s Survival Guide: Protection Techniques for Encounters With The Paranormal by Michelle Belanger (Oct 8, 2009)

Ghosts, Hauntings & Posessions: The Best of Hans Holzer, Book I (Fate Presents) (Bk.1) by Hans Holzer(Oct 8, 1995)

Ghosts, Hauntings & Posessions: The Best of Hans Holzer, Book I (Fate Presents) (Bk.1) by Hans Holzer(Oct 8, 1995)

Grave’s End by Elaine Mercado (May 1, 2001)

Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide by Loyd Auerbach (Oct 28, 2004)

The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren by Gerald Brittle (Jul 17, 2013)

The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings by Peter Haining (Nov 25, 2008)

Weird Encounters: True Tales of Haunted Places by Joanne Austin and Ryan Doan (Sep 7, 2010)

The Bell Witch: An American Haunting by Brent Monahan (Jun 19, 2000)

Ghosts of the Southwest: The Phantom Gunslinger and Other Real-Life Hauntings (Haunted America) byTed Wood (Apr 1997)

Ghosts Caught on Film 3: Photographs of ghostly phenomena by Gordon Rutter (Aug 12, 2011)
Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond by Hans Holzer (Sep 1, 2004)

True Hauntings: Spirits with a Purpose by Hazel M. Denning (Sep 8, 1996)

Ghosts: An Exploration of the Spirit World, from Apparitions to Haunted Places by Paul Roland (Sep 1, 2012)

The Field Guide to North American Hauntings: Everything You Need to Know About Encountering Over 100 Ghosts, Phantoms… by W. Haden Blackman (Oct 6, 1998)

Relax, It’s Only a Ghost: My Adventures with Spirits, Hauntings and Things That Go Bump in the Nightby Echo Bodine (Oct 2001)

Ghost in the Mirror: Real Cases of Spirit Encounters by Leslie Rule (Aug 1, 2008)

Hell House & Other True Hauntings from Around the World by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale (Aug 5, 2008)

Ghosts and Haunts from the Appalachian Foothills: Stories and Legends by James Burchill, Linda J. Crider,Peggy Kendrick and Marcia Wright Bonner (Sep 1, 1993)

Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg (Jul 2, 2012)

When the Ghost Screams: True Stories of Victims Who Haunt by Leslie Rule (Aug 1, 2006)

Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal by Loyd Auerbach (Dec 16, 2003)

Ghosthunting Texas (America’s Haunted Road Trip) by April Slaughter and John B. Kachuba (Sep 29, 2009)

Ghost Hunting: True Stories of Unexplained Phenomena from The Atlantic Paranormal Society by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson and Michael Jan Friedman (Oct 2, 2007)

Ghost Train: American Railroad Ghost Legends by Anthony W Reevy (Nov 29, 2001)

In the Realm of Ghosts and Hauntings by E. Randall Floyd and Randall Floyd (Feb 2002)

City Ghosts: True Tales of Hauntings in America’s Cities by Mary Beth Sammons and Robert Edwards (May 11, 2006)

Picture Yourself Ghost Hunting by Christopher Balzano (Jul 29, 2008)

An American Haunting: The Bell Witch by Brent Monahan (May 2, 2006)

The Dead Won’t Hurt You—Or Will They?: A True Tale of a Family’s Haunting by D. B. Lyn (Jun 2002)

Haunting Museums by John Schuster (Apr 28, 2009)

Hollywood Haunted: A Ghostly Tour of Filmland by Laurie Jacobson and Marc Wanamaker (Sep 1999)

How to Hunt Ghosts: A Practical Guide by Joshua P. Warren (Sep 9, 2003)

Ghosts, Hauntings and Possessions: The Best Of Hans Holzer: Book 1 by Edited By Raymond Buckland(1990)

The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House by Frances Kermeen (Feb 1, 2005)

Haunted Route 66: Ghosts of America’s Legendary Highway by Richard Southall (Feb 8, 2013)

The World’s Most Haunted Places, Revised Edition: From the Secret Files of by Jeff Belanger (Sep 15, 2011)

Ghost Under Foot: The Spirit of Mary Bell by Kenneth W. Harmon

Best Tales of Texas Ghosts by  Docia Schultz Williams
Republic of Texas Press

Chasing Ghosts Texas Style by  Brad and Barry Klinge with Kathy Passero
Thomas Dunne Books
St Martin’s Press

Ghost Hunting Diary Volume V  by T.M. Simmons



NPS-Department Chair

April Abercrombie
I was Case Manager for Denver Paranormal Research Society for nearly 4 years. While on the team, I primarily conducted investigations for clients of their private residences. I have since left Denver Paranormal to pursue my own research and conduct investigations of haunted locations. I now focus mostly on historical places.